Opening under Level 2 Covid restrictions, Hannah Kidd’s exhibition Inheritance at The Central launched on May 13 with an online question and answer session with co-director Jonathan Smart. This was a respectable compromise and a useful one as a permanent record of one of Smart’s opening introductions. Many will already be familiar with Kidd’s work, with the help of her assistant Sue Bamford: figurative sculptures in soldered together patchwork of flattened corrugated iron on steel frames all sourced in her local community of Methven in North Canterbury. These soldered-together patchworks, the emphasis on structure and material is part of a charm that elevates the sculptures above the merely ornamental, bringing out the engineering side of it.
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